Reality, Peace and joy are at the heart of deep healing.
** Leonard Cohen drew this insightful sketch while on one of his Zen retreats on Mount Baldy in Los Angeles. One lovely verse of his – which I love to sing – rings true for us today:
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There’s a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
** This singer of songs has also long inspired me: Kahil Gibran:
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.”
In aware living, the singing of one’s song arises like the sun to meet the day with delight and wonder.
Love all, and all is well. 🙂